A degree in Computer Engineering provides you with a combined knowledge of computer
science with electrical engineering. As a Computer Engineer, you will be involved
in designing computer hardware and software systems. And, your services will be in
demand because of your expertise in integrating hardware and software systems.
Representative Job Titles and Areas of Specialization
* See Training section
||Research and development*
|Network Systems Engineer
||Electrical and Electronics Engineer
Nature of the Work
Computer Engineers work in a variety of environments: universities; research; industry;
government and private business organizations. You may be finding solutions to problems,
formulating and testing devices, or working in teams to develop new products.
Places of Employment
|Electrical and electronics industries
||Universities and colleges
||Local/state/federal governmental agencies
| Research and development
The computing field is one of the fastest growing segments of industry and one of
the fastest changing technologically. As a Computer Engineer, you will need to stay
abreast of the latest technological advances through seminars, conferences, and advanced
courses and training.
Many positions are available to graduates with a bachelor's degree depending on the
type of coursework you completed and experience you gained as an undergrad. Some jobs
may require an advanced degree.
If you want to work in a research laboratory, a Ph.D. is usually required although
there are some research opportunities for those with a master's degree. You would
need a Ph.D. in order to teach and conduct research at a university.
For further information and/or career counseling contact the UCR Career Center, (951)
The following documents may provide further ideas for exploration.